The Crimson is on the road for the first time in 2017 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Taking to the road for the first time this season, Harvard men's soccer is set to face No. 14 UMass Lowell on Monday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. The kickoff will be broadcast on AmericaEast.tv.
The Opening Kickoff
- The Crimson fell in its opener to Xavier, and will play nine additional home games in 2017.
- Senior defenders Eric Gylling and Justin Crichlow were elected captains for the 2017 season.
- Harvard's roster has a talented core, which helped the Crimson climb as high as No. 15 in the RPI a year ago. The Crimson returns four of its top-five scorers from 2016, and six of its top-nine.
Last Time Out
Opening its 2017 campaign, Harvard men's soccer fell to Xavier, 3-0, on Friday afternoon at Ohiri Field.
Senior Kyle Parks made six saves between the posts for the Crimson (0-1), while freshman Paolo Belloni-Ursoled the Crimson offense with four shots, including two on goal. Senior defender Eric Gylling added three shots of his own, including one on frame.
Sophomore Matthew Glass and senior Christian Sady tallied 11 points in 2016 to lead all returners, while senior Eric Gylling contributed three game-winning goals. Senior Kyle Parks saw every second in goal, posting a 1.22 goals-against average with six shutouts. Parks added six saves in the season-opener against Xavier.
Scouting UMass Lowell
Ranked No. 14 nationally, UMass Lowell is 2-0 on the season after victories over Central Connecticut State, in overtime, and Boston University. Richard Mulo leads the RiverHawks with two goals, while Ivan Blaskic and Ivan Abramovic have also scored. Austin Kroll has made six saves with one shutout.
The meeting will be the first in series history.
The Class of 2021
Adding a talented group of six to the roster, Harvard men's soccer announced the incoming class of 2021 over the summer: Paolo Belloni-Urso, Cornelius Bencsik, Rory Conway, Fernando Docters, Matt Freese, and Sebastian Lindner-Liaw.
Full announcement: Men's Soccer Announces Class of 2021
Home Field Advantage
Jordan Field and Ohiri Field have been difficult places for visiting teams to take the field, with Harvard holding a 17-6-3 record at home since the start of the 2013-14 season.
After leading Harvard on the field, Harvard men's soccer's Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu '17 was selected with the second pick of the third round in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Atlanta United FC. Wheeler-Omiunu was the eighth student-athlete in program history to be selected in the draft, and the first since 2013. He made his debut for the club in the US Open Cup first round.
At the Helm
Pieter Lehrer is in his fifth season as the Virginia B. and James O. Welch, Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer in 2015, tallying a 36-22-8 record over four years. Each of Lehrer's teams has won at last four Ivy League games, with 17 players earning All-Ivy nods.
Ivy League Network
The Ivy League Network returns for a fifth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Network or to sign-up today, click here.
Harvard continues its two-game road trip at Providence Sept. 9. The 7 p.m. kickoff will br broadcast on Friars.com.